Monday night's EcoChat will showcase a group of agriculture experts, and you're invited to ask them questions about all things food.
Our featured guest is JIM SLAMA, President and Founder of FamilyFarmed.org.
We'll also hear from these leaders in the agriculture community as we tackle questions about organic food, GMO's, factory farms, buying local, and any other topic of your heart's desire:
Michele Payn-Knoper is the founder of two popular, weekly moderated Twitter chats, #agchat and #foodchat. She speaks professionally about agriculture, food, nutrition and social media as the voice behind CAUSE MATTERS CORP, and she's a mom who's lived on a farm her entire life.
Barth Anderson is the chief blogger at FAIR FOOD FIGHT, a social networking site dedicated to connecting eaters, growers, and sellers of fair, sustainable food. He brings twenty years of experience in natural foods to the discussion.
Brandon Hunnicutt is a 4th generation Nebraska farmer specializing in corn, soybeans, and popcorn. He's beginning his 13th year on the land and enjoys playing a little Wii with his kids every now and then.
Nathan Winters spent five months traveling the country on a bicycle to meet America's farmers. He documented this amazing trip at FOLLOWNATHAN.ORG and is currently writing a book about this adventure.
Moderating our chatbox will be:
Brad Moldofsky writes for THE LOCAL BEET, a website connecting Chicago residents with local food resources. He also maintains his own organic vegetable garden and is working on a charitable project to buy CSA shares for needy families.
Where else are you going to find a social entrepreneur, consultant, blogger, farmer, adventurer, and journalist in one place talking about food and answering your questions? Only on EcoChat.
Alicia on The Mike Nowak Show
Chicago horticulture expert Mike Nowak invited me on his radio show to discuss Earth Hour. LISTEN HERE. I'm about 3/4 of the way into the recording.